FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued its preparations for South Carolina on Tuesday inside the Walker Pavilion. The 17th-ranked Razorbacks improved to 6-2 (3-2, SEC) last weekend with a 49-14 Homecoming victory against Vanderbilt. UA faces the 18th-ranked Gamecocks on Saturday at 6 p.m. inside Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee commented on South Carolina’s defense, noting that Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier would field a strong challenge for his offensive unit.
"He has a multiple defense, which means they line up in a bunch of different fronts," Coach McGee said. "They’re aggressive. Like most SEC teams, their defensive line is a dominant part of their defense. They’ve got really fast linebackers. They’re not as big as what we’ve played against, but they are fast. It’s going to be a challenge for us, as it is every week in this conference."
Coach McGee noted that playing well in the Southeastern Conference is of the highest importance, especially on the road against sound competition.
"They have really good athletes," Coach McGee said. "Each week is a challenge because everybody has got good players."
As the Razorbacks march towards to end of the regular season, Coach McGee feels the team’s focus and determination will continue to be at a high level.
"Our kids understand their roles," Coach McGee said. "I expect these guys to continue to come to work and get ready to win."
The Arkansas-South Carolina game will air on ESPN. For more information on Razorback football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.